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Freedom and Recognition in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir

by Susanne Moser (Author)
Monographs 220 Pages

Summary

This book offers a detailed analysis of Beauvoir’s concepts of freedom and recognition concerning their impact on a philosophy of gender. It demonstrates that Beauvoir is much more than a simple equality feminist and that she posed questions that are at the center of contemporary feminist research. It shows that Beauvoir’s existentialist approach must be taken seriously in that it provides a fundamental instrument for the interpretation of gender relations. On the basis of her work the conflicts are revealed that arise when modern emancipation theories and post-modern deconstructivism clash. By investigating these conflicting tendencies the thesis is elaborated that Beauvoirs’s work can be seen as a pivot between modern and post-modern discourse.

Details

Pages
220
ISBN (Book)
9783631509258
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 220 pp.

Biographical notes

Susanne Moser (Author)

The Author: Susanne Moser teaches at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Vienna and is research fellow at the Institute for Axiological Research in Vienna.

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Title: Freedom and Recognition in the Work of Simone de Beauvoir